Well this one comes as a bit of a shocker. From the frat pack and the Judd Apatow stable (he behind such gems as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Superbad) I expected another laugh-athon to follow The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, forgetting that in fact some of the better bits in those films were the warm heart buried beneath the smutty jokes.

Anyway this DOES bring the funny, it also brings some rather poignant scenes and a very serious subject (no not stand up comedy!) handled very well. The film stars Adam Sandler alongside Seth Rogen as stand up comics, to tell you much more would spoil the trailer. But it’s safe to say with Jonah Hill and Eric ‘Munich’ Bana also appearing I think we are in for something truly special from Apatow….Again!

Check the trailer out here, and Funny People is due in August.

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